Do you face challenges monitoring PAMS hydrocarbons and polar VOCs at low ambient levels? This on-demand webinar outlines operating conditions for the PAMS autosampler/GC installed at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) PAMS monitoring site at New York Botanical Gardens, and the rationale for these conditions.
Because of successes in air pollution control strategies in NYS, many of the PAMS target compounds for hourly monitoring are very close to chromatographic baseline levels. While this bodes well for the citizens of NYS, it makes PAMS monitoring very challenging, and makes system cleanliness of utmost importance.
By viewing this webinar you will learn about:
- the challenges in on-line monitoring of ozone precursors
- how to overcome these challenges – A PAMS success story from NYSDEC
- sampling and analytical considerations for confident and reliable performance
- the instrumentation used for on-line air monitoring.
About the presenters
Peter Furdyna is an applied analytical chemist with more than 35 years’ experience in industrial, environmental, and regulatory settings. With a specialty in analytical method development and validation, he has been with the NYSDEC Bureau of Air Quality Surveillance since 2012.
Rui Lui is an environmental specialist at Markes International, USA.